Praying in a Crisis

It can be really hard to find the words to pray during times of crisis. But God knows how we feel, and we don’t need to use any particular words to talk to him;  there are no ‘right’ or ‘magic’ words. Prayer is just about relationship – we tell God how we feel in our own words. But sometimes we might just sit quietly. God is with us, and he knows the cry of our heart. 

If you would like to meet with someone who can listen to you and pray with you, please contact Leah Bates. There is no struggle too big or too small to bring to God.  We have a listening team who can meet with you on a one-to-one basis to provide listening support. 

If you are struggling to find the words to pray, you may like to download and print off our prayer sheet just to get you started. It gives a few prayers you might like to use. 

We also have a prayer wall where you can post prayer requests and our team will be praying for you. Click here to send us a prayer request. You are warmly welcome to join us to pray for healing for yourself or for others; we meet twice a month at St Andrew’s Box Hill for Healing Prayer, and once a month at St Mary’s Headley for a Healing Communion. 

God who is with me at my beginning and ending, you are with me now.
Help me to find you in the chaos of my life.
Let your light shine in the darkness
So that I may be guided
To walk in your ways all the days of my life. 

Pray for Ukraine

Praying for Ukraine at HeadleyAs a church, we are praying for the crisis in Ukraine and we encourage you to join with Christians around the world to pray for peace and justice. If you are struggling to pray, you might find this prayer from the Church of England helpful:

Prayer for Ukraine

You can also click here to download a prayer sheet with some prayer ideas on it you can use at home, or click here to download a more extended prayer for Ukraine written by Pete Grieg of 24/7 Prayer. 

Tear Fund have created a helpful guide for individuals, groups and churches to pray for peace in Ukraine and around the world. There are ideas for what to pray for as well as different creative prayer ideas. Click here to link to their prayer guide.

Pray for Ukraine